Thursday, February 11, 2010

Hong Kong Double Feature at the 4 Star

"In celebration of Chinese New Year," the 4-Star Theater is offering a double feature of Hong Kong films.

All's Well, Ends Well Too 2010 is a comedy "of mistaken identity." The synopsis was so long and confusing that I gave up on it. Official Site

72 Tenants of Prosperity looks more interesting to me. It is a comedy set in 1970 with references to the Shaw Brothers film The House of 72 Tenants (1973). In 1970s Hong Kong rapacious landlords try to evict 72 tenants but sworn brothers Ha Kung (Eric Tsang) and Shek Kin (Jacky Cheung) help the group of 72 defeat the landlord (Lam Ka Tung) and landlady (Charmaine Sheh) and coincidentally rescue Pinky (Anita Yuen) from a planned forced marriage. When both sworn brothers fall for Pinky and propose to her she flips a coin “heads or tails” and Ha wins her hand in marriage.

The films open on February 12. I'm crossing my fingers that they are subtitled.

By the way, Chinese New Year is on Valentine's Day this year and Valentine's Day is part of Presidents Day Weekend.

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